A surprising posting on techcrunch sings the praises of CVC. I believe that CVC has real opportunity to offer if and only the corporate is willing to create sufficient distance between the mothership and the venture activities. Google and Intel have done that well. By contrast, I am aware of a major EU bank where the investment committee consisting of all divisional and functional heads is expected to make consensus decisions on new fintech start-up investments. Go figure! What are the chances of getting innovation-led decision making when such start-ups are by definition threatening the revenues or turf of one or several stakeholders?
Corporate Venture Capital And Exponential Value Creation What if I told you there was a class of investors who are involved in 29 percent of venture funding and whose investments are three times more likely to see an exit than other investors’ startups? Would you know who they are? Would you want to meet them? Would you want to know the secrets to their success?